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Dec 31, 2009 11:00pm EST
>> are you ready, america? >> hi, everybody. i'm megan kelly. >> are you ready? are you ready? >> we're live in new york city for the "all american new year." let's go! megan: let's bring it! [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute >> it is "an all american new year." bill: good evening, america. welcome to our "all american new year." we are live. hello 2009. i'm bill hemmer. megan: hi, everybody. i'm megan kelly. we are thrilled to be here with you tonight and people right behind us and behind our camera. they are everywhere here. they are dropping the biggest ever crystal ball this year. we will bring it to you live! bill: indeed we are. it is way up there. megan: it is gorgeous and it is huge! bill: we also have a great team of reporters. with us, they will bring us some of the great new year's stories from the world over the next 90 minutes. we will be with them throughout the night. security is a big deal. megan: especially this year. police are saying they will have thousands of officers right here
Jan 1, 2010 6:00pm EST
, the disintegration of yugoslavia, america's role there, and now you have come out with this book, "a country of vast designs: james k. polk, the mexican war, and the conquest of the american continent." and here we are, that book that i fail to remember the name of was a "sands of empire." i learned more than i had known before on the balkans. >> two chapters on the balkans. >> and very complete. tell me, why should i be interested in james k. polk? >> by lculation was that james capel collides in the black hole of america's consciousness. that james k. polk collide -- resides in the black hole of america's consciousness. my aim was to tell the story in as compelling away as possible. >> tell us, his presidency was just before the civil war? >> yes, he was eleed in 1844, served from 1845 to 1849. he was one of the youngest people elected president. he was 49, one of five presidents elected in their 40's. he gave up the presidency at age 53, from three died shortly thereafter. he literally worked himself to death. not the majority of our presidents have been more presidents. he was one. many believe
Jan 23, 2010 8:00am EST
't for sea sickness, everyone should like to be a sailor. duty was to map the coastline of south america. and so we proceeded down the coast, and on the way, i dredged the sea with nets and i collected specimens along the shore, wore a hat like this one and every day, just after the sailors had finished swabbing the deck, i would load it up with hundreds of new specimens to be sorted and labeled. they soon became distinctly air aromatic in the equatorial sun. one sailor asked me, mr. darwin, would you mind getting that stinking pile of ripe refuse off my deck? stinking pile of refuse. but there are so many wonderful things here. ♪ some day people will pay just to see them on display, at the british museum ♪ ♪ i've dug in the ground and these rocks that i found have the features of creatures no longer around ♪ ♪ here are trilobyte beds by the ton ♪ ♪ what a glorious day, what a wonderful way to have fun ♪ ♪ i've searched by the shore and collected some more ♪ ♪ worms and star wish and gar fish and gobies galore ♪ i've got shark eggs and sea weed and slime ♪ ♪
Jan 23, 2010 2:00pm EST
politicians in america there at that time. he knew i would be a political problem for them. he started making my life interesting. he was tickineting my car wherever i part. the attorney general investigated why the city police were tapping my office phones. it was a really frustrating time. i began to question why i got involved with government, why i even did this. i was doing a good job as a young attorney. i was thinking government was not the answer. this was a waste of my time. i was coming home that night. i was living in high-rise housing. the tenant president as i was walking home greeted me. she asked me what was wrong. i told her i did not have time, i just wanted to go home. she told me not to walk past year and to come give her a hug -- she told me not to walk past her and to give her a hug. [laughter] these are the times when you want to go home and go to bed. here i was hugging this woman. she asked me what was wrong. i was angry. i have vented on her a year of frustration. she is a woman of dignity. she is small but she is a figure you can look up to. she looked at me with her
Jan 20, 2010 4:30am EST
>>> making news in america this morning. >> epic upset. a republican comes from nowhere to win in liberal massachusetts. a stunning rebuke for the president after just one year in office. >> danger zone. how the gunman suspected in eight shooting deaths in virginia tried to fight back during a manhunt. >>> haiti's overwhelming struggling, feed the hungry and feed the survivors after the earthquake. >> it's january 20th, 2010. >>> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >>> we begin with shock waves traveling from massachusetts to washington and beyond. >> a republican captured ted kennedy's seat. a stunning defeat for the democrats and viviana hurtado is joining us from washington. >> reporter:ood morning. the president called scott brown to congratulate him but with health care reform legislation hanging in the balance this republican win was a very bitter pill for mr. obama and democrats to swallow. it's being called one of the biggest politil upsets in history, republican scott brown defeated democrat ma
Jan 21, 2010 9:00am EST
to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, january 21, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable kirsten gillibrand, a senator from the state of new york, to perform te duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, presidet pro tempore. mr. mcconnell: madam president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: i want to thank the majority leader for giving me the chance to make my very brief opening remarks as i must leave the building shortly. i thank him. mr. president, the senate's newest member is coming down from massachusetts today and we'll have a chance to welcome senator-elect brown to the capitol. obviously, we're delighted to have him. senator-elect brown has captured the attention of the entire country, but he has captured the attention of massachusetts voters
Jan 27, 2010 10:30pm EST
and innovation so that america can better compete with the world. the government shouldn't pile on more taxation and litigation that killed jobs and hurt the middle class. it was thomas jefferson who call would for a wise and frugal government which should leave men free to go to their pursuits of industry and not take from the mouth of labor the bread they have earned. he was right. today the federal government is simply doing too much. massive federal spending would create jobs and hold unemployment below 8 percent. in the past year three million people lost their jobs and the democratic congress continued spend increasing the national debt on our children and grandchildren. it is on pace to double in five years and trip nel 10. the federal debt is over 100,000 per household it is simply unsustainable. the president's partial freeze on discreationary spending is laudable step but a small one. the is shes was our time demand that we reconsider and restore the proper role of government in every level. government in every level. [applause] withoutriform - without reform the expressive government
Jan 18, 2010 10:00am EST
of the earthquake victims. the president writes, quote, in times of tragedy the united states of america steps forward and helps. that is who we are. that is what we do. for decades, america's leadership has been founded in part on the fact we do not use our power to subjugate others. we use it to lift them up. at no time is that more true. if you are looking for a way to help, here are a couple ways to do it. and for a list of other organizations, help in haiti, log >>> this afternoon president obama will commemorate martin luther king day by hosting a small group of african-american senior citizens and their grandchildren to talk about the legacy of the civil rights movement. this morning attorney general eric holder marked this day by volunteering with the youth services opportunities project. mr. holder and other volunteers served breakfast at the search of the epiphany in washington, d.c. again, all part of the legacy for that man, martin luther king jr. later this evening, president obama and first lady michelle obama, will honor dr. king at a let freedom ring concer
Jan 26, 2010 1:00pm EST
with you. i want to talk about what you do for america and also what america needs to do for all of you. from day one this has been a mission of mine, along with the vice president's i wife, dr. jill biden, my dear, dear friend and blue star mom herself, who has been a tireless advocate in support of our extraordinary national guard and reserve members and their families, jill and i have been working hard on this. one of the first things that we wanted to do was to first listen and learn. so with many of you we had a series of round table discussions -- roundtable discussions, thank you-all with our military spouses. we met with deborah and sandy and other wives of the joint chiefs to get their advice and guidance on how to develop our initiatives. that was incredibly helpful. we also met with the senior enlisted advisors wives to discuss what's working in the ranks and what also can be improved. these conversations gave jill and i just really critical guidance and insight for what would be our subsequent visits to bases and military communities around the country. and as i think back o
Jan 28, 2010 7:00am EST
to america by the end of the year. but i don't think he did enough for us who are unemployed. he gave no remarks, no speech, anything about helping us who are running out of unemployment. he did not talk about helping us to extend these unemployment benefits for all of us who are running out. a lot of us will become homeless. host: what caller: did you do i was a maintenance engineer. host: he focused a lot on it jobs -- and what are you worried about? good luck. next, antonio, an independent. caller: yes, i want to say something about mr. obama last night. the speech was mediocre, same song. i hope the people in this country realize the condition this country is in. forget the war, there is one song in italia that says [ quality and italian words] -- america is a beautiful country. no one can beat us, and if we want we can do. we need to thrive these things going on in the washington for so many years. they don't care for the everyday people. host: antonio says words, words, words. there is a project at the university that keeps all kinds of statistics on presidential speeches. about
Jan 7, 2010 12:00pm EST
this on my facebook page, just search chuck roberts hln to bring it up. julie says, absolutely, america is the land of opportunity. that's why everyone wants to move here. if they have applied for legal status and meet all the requirements, why not? jeff said they should be able to enroll. once in class ins can find them, arrest them and deport them. deport them. we have patrick on a plane on the tarmac in jacksonville. is that right? patrick, can you hear me? all right. he's gone. i'm sorry. you have to shut that phone down when they tell you to. i understand. linda's on the line in maine. where are you on this, linda? what do you think? >> caller: it comes to the blien bottom line. they are breaking laws and getting benefits for it. i don't understand it. our kids don't get a lot of benefits they should. why should people be given special rights because they are here illegally? they are breaking the law. >> well, they are applying for status, paying the bills, paying their taxes, trying to be civically responsible. once they are citizen ises it's okay? >> if they became citizens i can
Jan 13, 2010 6:00am EST
, margaret carlson. in new york, mike barnicle. >> an interesting war heating up between one of america's largest and most powerful corporations and china. google is threatening to exit china. on the front page of "the wall street journal" and we'll talk a good bit about conan o'brien and jay leno. late night wars that heat up. >>> first, let's go to news, mika. and certainly have lots to talk about in haiti and beyond. >>> breaking news from haiti. because it is day break, revealing a picture of complete devastation this morning after haiti's capital was all but destroyed in the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in more than 200 years. the magnitude 7.0 quake was centered just ten miles from port-au-prince, an impoverished city of almost 2 million people. the extent of the damage and death toll is just coming to light. tens of thousands homeless and power and communication systems remain cut off. the exact number of victims is not clear. humanitarian workers are bracing for the worse. rescue efforts face immediate obstacles with hospitals in ruins. the u. in peace keeping head
Jan 19, 2010 9:00am EST
teacher america folks participate in teacher u. i'd like to just talk a little bit about how we approach this work. we have a textbook that we've developed that we use with our core members called teaching as leadership. we're releasing a version actually this month or early this month that we're hoping to sort of share that knowledge that we've accumulated by looking at our exceptional teachers more broadly and really just enter into a conversation with people in this sector about what we can do to better prepare and support teachers in general. and one of the things that we focus on that we found in our high performers is their ability to invest students in their work. and, you know, chubb says in his paper students begin lessons unmotivated, they will simply not make the hard effort necessary to learn. agreed. i mean, i couldn't agree more. but i'm not sure that technology will motivate students. i mean, and i'm not sure how you get students to engage in the technology if they have this past of not being successful and don't feel like they want to engage in the work and doubt their ow
Jan 9, 2010 7:00am EST
. it will remain that we take revenge for his death inside and outside america. it is a trust for every person who left everything for the sake of god whom he supported. >> stus spekt appeared in strid oh with a new leader of the pakistani branch. the suspect is sack cuesed of blowing himself up at a cia base in afghanistan on december 30th. >>> you will be slifrg a while longer before warmer air brings relief from the bone-chilling temperatures we're seeing. the deadly winter freeze will keep a tight grip on many parts of the country this weekend. take a look at how treacherous icy roads got in the atlanta area causing many accidents. it is expected to dip in the 20s in the sooet. warnings are posted because windchills could drop as low as 25 below zero. at least nine deaths are blamed on the winter storm. >>> in central nebraska pretty rough. livestock farmers are battling against windchills of 30 below or more. struck to tractors are getting stuck. there is nowhere for the cattle to go. that means farmers must brave the cold to feed them so the animals will survive. >> we've been plowing out th
Jan 29, 2010 6:30pm EST
that's going to destroy america." >> reporter: but an old friend noted that when they both served in the illinois legislature, obama was known for reaching across the aisle. >> over the past year in my view, that attribute hasn't been in full bloom. >> reporter: the president then conceded both sides are at fault. >> just a tone of civility instead of slash-and-burn would be helpful. >> reporter: throughout what was essentially a policy debate, the president demonstrated intimate knowledge of the issues. >> we'd refund part of your payroll tax for every dollar you increase those wages faster than inflation. it's a simple concept. >> reporter: and deep familiarity with republican positions. >> i understand that. i've read your bills. you know, i've read your legislation. >> reporter: when the scheduled 45 minutes was up, the president said "let's keep going." >> you know, i'm having fun. >> reporter: republicans were on their best behavior. there were no "you lie" moments. but when the president thought the last question was unfair, he let them know it. >> will that new budget, lik
Jan 26, 2010 5:00pm EST
worldwide, 71,000 employed in north america. that translates to about 90 plants worldwide. we also read in the "wall street journal" that ford is to begin hiring at new, lower wages. guest: basically, we have a contract with the uaw. we are building a new vehicle in chicago, new people coming into the company. the idea to be competitive is to build things in the u.s., to build them well, otherwise, it will threaten manufacturing. the big story is we will be building a new vehicle in chicago. host: do you see a lot more jobs coming in the future? guest: right now, we need to protect the jobs that we have. we are working on our plan for the next few years, but it is always about being competitive. that is something we are striving to stay on top of. host: first phone call for susan cischke th. caller: my question has to do with the economics. it seems there is too much focus on the price of gas and not enough on the actual cost of the car. i would like to make a suggestion to all the companies. come off with a single seater commuter car. hopefully, it can be priced around $6,000. if you l
Jan 21, 2010 1:00pm EST
immediately. jobs here in america. we think that's very important. it also tries to help states so they're not laying off teachers and policemen and firemen. we think that's very important as well. let me say something. i did a little -- i get a little confused, and perhaps these facts are not well-known to you, but i thought i'd remind you of these facts. we pursued an economic program that your party put forward from 2001, 2003 on for eight years. now, while the people gave us the majority in the house and senate in 2006, obviously president bush threatened to or did in fact veto any changes that we made in economic policy . that economic policy, which you were a very strong supporter of and your party was a very strong supporter of, you continue to mention jobs. so i want to make sure you know these statistics. in the last three months of the brucks under the economic poll -- bush administration under the economic policies that not only did you pursue then but you still want to pursue because in fact the proposals that you have made essentially mirror the proposals that were made in
FOX News
Jan 20, 2010 9:00am EST
. >>> another fox news alert, hope to go hear from america's newest senator this morning. here he is, senator-elect republican scott brown, at a victory party last night, the republican candidate for ted kennedy's senate seat, pulling off the improbable, beating democrat martha coakley in last night's election. here is some of what he said last night at his rally. >> hope they're paying close attention because tonight the independent voice of massachusetts has spoken! >> and if anyone, it anyone, does that in this next election season that's about to begin, let mem take a look at what happened in massachusetts. because what happened here, what happened here in massachusetts, can happen all over america. we are all witnesses, you and i, to the truth and ideals, hard work, strength of heart can overcome the political machine. and it all started with me, my truck, and a very few amount of dedicated volunteers. however, it ended with an air force one making an emergency run to logan. and i didn't mind when the president came here and criticized me and talked about, you know, some of the things th
FOX News
Jan 30, 2010 4:00pm EST
that has lost jobs faster than anywhere else in america. the unemployment rate went from 4.7% to 15.3%. in fact, local tv stations have started running public service announcements that tell people where to find food banks... even as the food banks don't have enough to meet the demand. as we speak, similar scenes are playing out in cities and towns across america. >> julie: stories topping the news this hour, live pictures of the nation's capitol, what a white mess, a massive storm dumping heavy snow. forecasters say they could get half a foot of snow. president obama focusing on reducing budget deficits. he is praising pay as you go rules adopted by congress. he also promoted bipartisan saying that he won't accept opposition for opposition's sake. >> in pakistan the death toll is rising during a homicide bombing. at least 25 people are dead. latest attack comes after three days of fighting between security forces and militants in the area that killed dozens of insurgents. >> gregg: patience is building in haiti as earthquake survivors wait for food. police are patrolling tried to d
Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
, indeed demand, the contempt and condemnation of everyone in america. they deserve immediate action by those who accorded him his broadcast platform and whose silence and inaction thus far can only be described as a disgrace. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman yields back his time. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, the gentleman from missouri, mr. aiken is designated for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. aiken: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. aiken: good afternoon. we once again find ourselves here in the -- on the floor of the u.s. congress and the subject before us, in spite of considerable various events that have been of great interest to people yesterday, i'm thinking of the election of in massachusetts, there still remains the question of health care. there's discussion with the new political rearraignments that it may be the house will take up and just pass the bill passed by the senate. that is one possibility, which of course would require the bill not to have to go back to t
Jan 12, 2010 6:00am EST
us now. a humbling moment there. you see it for one of the most admired athletes in america in his playing days. why come clean now? >> it's because of a gig he's about to partake. you know, what's interesting about this, another iconic player coming forward. it makes you wonder how many more are out there. 70 home runs and one record-breaking season. a super human performance that left a lot of people wondering if he was getting a boost from banned substances. now, the former all-star says it's time to set the record straight, sort of. >> i've let a lot of people down, it doesn't feel good. >> reporter: during an emotional interview, the former slugger finally admitting what many had suspected, he used steroids. >> it was the era that we played in. i wish i never played in that era. i wish we had drug testing. >> reporter: that era included an epic battle with sammy sosa. the home run race during the 1998 season that captivated the country and ended with mcgwire breaking the single season record set by roger marris. >> it's absolutely amazing. it's, you know, it's just, it blows m
Jan 28, 2010 6:00am EST
for the supreme court to have the president tell america and the world these jokers in the front row just opened up american campaigns to foreign entities when that, in fact, is just not the truth. still, mike barnicle, i wish the supreme court would have put out a statement this morning, instead of shaking their heads last night. >> i am very familiar with 441(a) and 441(e), having just read them last night before the speech. >> hold on. i have to say, i know that sounded silly to say, but sadly, the president of the united states, a constitutional law professor at the university of chicago, should have known that so i don't have to explain that to a lot of people waking up drinking their coffee. you see, this president actually taught this. >> well, his great fear -- >> at the university of chicago. >> his great fear is not being able to match the fund-raising capacity of the republicans. that's their great fear. it was interesting to me last night, the president seemed much more animated in certain parts of the speech. showing a twing nekle in his ey. and i have a question for mort zuckerman.
FOX News
Jan 2, 2010 4:00pm EST
america! >> julie: live and i'm julie banderas. >> gregg: and i'm gregg jarrett. several hundred more troops are on the move in the mountains of yeyz, yemeni officials say the reinforcements have been sent into two of yemen's provinces, regions that are al-qaeda's strongholds. it comes as president obama for the very first time drawing a direct link between the yemen based branch of the terrorist group and would be christmas day bomb are. >> it appears that he joined an affiliate of lakers al-qaeda and this group trained him, equipped him when those explosives and directed to attack the plane headed to america. >> gregg: molly henneberg is live in washington. molly, president says the u.s. has had its eye on al-qaeda in yiyz for a while. >> molly: yes, in the broader arabian peninsula, president said they have gone on the attack previously. take a listen. >> in recent years they bombed yemeni places. i have ordered to strengthen our with the yemeni government and working them to strike al-qaeda terrorists. >> molly: yemen in response as you were saying, has sent hundreds of troop
Jan 11, 2010 9:00pm EST
didn't think it was right for me to do two shows in america. i can barely do one. now, he says this on the day that ellen degeneres is fwot have her first broadcast on the show. ellen one of the hardest working women in show business is doing two shows including "american idol." who is he kidding about this two-show thing? >> a daily show. what about ryan seacrest the hardest working man in entertainment right? >> there you go. >> simon cowell can do whatever he wants. he created that juggernaut. he was one of the foundational people in creating the juggernaut that is "american idol" and if he chooses to go make more bazillion dollars on a show that he owns which will be "the x factor" he can do that. and if you want to call him a slouch, lawrence, you can do that. >> sharon waxman -- he doesn't care. >> sharon waxman of the just a joy to work with you tonight, sharon. >> oh, the joy was mine, dear. thank you. >> that will have to do it for monday's edition of "countdown." >>> good evening, lawrence. i feel the joy even from here i have to tell you. >> thanks, rachel. >
Jan 31, 2010 11:00am EST
. but there can only be one miss america. the contestants stepped up with their game in a rousing dance number there. host mario lopez made the big announcement and here it is, the big moment. >> ladies and gentlemen, miss america 2010 is -- miss virginia, caressa cameron! >> she 25e 2 years old, a broadcast journalism major at virginia commonwealth university. her dream job, being a television news anchor. welcome aboard, girlfriend. miss kcalifornia was first-runner-up. >>> prosecuting the alleged mastermind of 9/11. today a vow of death in the name of justice. >>> but up next, a mystery that's become deadly but it is not over for a family and a community. you're watching msnbc sunday. stk at a weight watchers meeting you can get the life skills that put you in charge of your world and hungry and the online tools to help you face any situation which means "darn right you can go to the dinner party" and still lose weight. and learn how to keep it off. join for free now. sorry, hungry. you're not invited. but you are, join for free today and change your life. weight watchers. stop dieting. sta
Jan 18, 2010 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. on this monday, january 18th, i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. this morning, surviving in haiti. six days after the earthquake, people are getting desperate. amid the chaos there's hope as rescue teams pull victims alive from the rubble. we are live in haiti. >>> also, breaking news in afghanistan. taliban launch an attack right in the capital. >>> and president obama's big test. he scrambles to save ted kennedy's seat for the democrats and keep his health care bill alive. >>> and the golden globe awards. all the glitz, all the glamour was there. plus, a serious note, as hollywood comes through for haiti. >>> hello again, on this martin luther king day. it is so good to have you back. >> it is odd, feels odd to be back here, but great to be back home. george, the pictures do not adequately convey and indicate, really what the destruction and devastation is like there in haiti. >> they never really do video as close to the tragedy. it also cleans it up a little bit. >> it does. >> the relief effort has stepped up, already 1,000 tr
Jan 31, 2010 8:00am EST
and people blaming obama, and this is his call to action. he says people of america, i need you. you are the people that have to fix america. he calls out certain students, and gives them certain assignments to do things to effect the change you are seeking. and dustin said we need to be the first to quit focussing on deciding whose fault it is. we need to do something. his ideas, cut spending and lower taxes. >> those are easy. >> yeah, there were a lot of them. so many students giving so many suggestions. a kid named calvin said, look, listen to the ideas, listen to the ideas you are hearing. in general, he is saying when i read all of the comments on cnn student news blog, he said kids know more about the economy than everybody thinks we do. he was thinking, if only we ran the nation. >> can you imagine? >> yeah, could you imagine? >> in some cases, it's an excellent idea, and then in other instances, i say it's good to leave it to the politicians. >> let's check the math grades, first. >> yeah. >>> quite an accomplishment for another student. >> yes, she is now the new miss ameri
Jan 20, 2010 7:00am EST
on one of the talk-radio shows on wtkk in boston. it definitely is time for change in america. we just cannot afford the health care bill. a lot of president obama's policies are just unsustainable. they are just totally upsetting many of the americans that vote regularly. i think is definitely time for change. i think change has come to america thanks to ted kennedy's seat here in boston. host: was there a moment in the race or the campaign or a statement or anything that turned you in the direction of scott brown? as an independent, all eyes have been on folks like you. caller: for many years now, i changed from being a lifelong democrat here in boston. martha coakley, i think she just proved -- we love our red sox and she has no clue who curt schilling is or was. there was no doubt in my mind for the past year that i was going to vote in my mind for scott brown. i knew that he would probably run for the seat because there was nobody else to replace ted kennedy. i think it is just everything that could have gone right did go right this time around, and hopefully scott brown comes thr
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 8:00pm EST
happen. >> bill: you knew it would happen. the far left blaming america for haiti's disaster. actor danny glover is the messenger. we'll tell you what is going on. also, we will have reports from our o correspondents on the ground in port-au-prince. the situation is getting worse, if you can believe it. >> we are facing a race against time. >> bill: what did you learn from that conversation? >> she is the most guarded woman i have ever seen in my life. and glen beck on how sarah palin did in her first week as a fox news analyst. >> she knows she is swimming in a tank full of sharks. >> bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. once again, the great satan comes to a rescue. that is the subject of the talking points memo. antiamerican people overseas call the usa the great satan even though we have done more good on this earth than any other nation in history. once again, the usa responded big to a disaster taking charge in haiti as the american military tries to save as many lives a
FOX News
Jan 21, 2010 10:00pm EST
america need to know about scott brown? >> trust him. >> reporter: what does america need to know about him? >> i think scott acknowledges he's got a learning curve going to washington learning the rules of the senate and the ways. scott is a tenacious campaigner, tireless worker. so i think he's going to roll up his sleeves i think the nation will see him get very involved. i think they are going to be interested to know he's the routine guy, puts out his crash, gets his mail. really always wanted to be someone -- was what he represents. >> reporter: we are at the gas station where scott gets his pick-up truck worked on. joe is probably the last guy to work on the trouble what is the truck like? >> he keeps it up, keeps service, runs great. 200,000 miles on it now i think. >> reporter: rob has lived next door to scott brown for 20 years. you are here at the end of the cul-de-sac. now senator elect scott brown in the house behind me. what is it like? >> he mows his lawn, takes out the trash. he doesn't have a fancy car that's his truck that is his truck. >> reporter: he does drive a tru
Jan 26, 2010 6:00am EST
believe that barack obama was born in america? do you believe that the constitution can allow states to separate out from individual deals on the health care plan? they're all sort of hot-button issues designed to find tape that will allow democrats to identify and marginalize republicans as being part of some sort of fringe. >> yeah. i was just going to say, if that's their plan, i would hope the republicans would take that. those are easy questions to answer, i would think, unless you are an extremist. hey, let's go to another issue right now that has to help democrats out with independent voters, mike. i'm sure it is causing a firestorm on the left. there are a lot of conservatives that say it's not really that big of a deal. but it is with independents. barack obama's expected to propose a major spending freeze to rein in the deficit, freezing 19% of the budget to so-called -- ska with me here -- the domestic discretionary spending. talk about that plan and whether he's going to face a revolt from the left. >> well, he can hope so because you're right, the more flak he gets from
Jan 5, 2010 9:00am EST
tour sponsored by the u.s. government to get america ready for the 2010 census. >> it will have enormous impact on communities and people all across america. >> commerce secretary heads up the agency that is supposed to count every single person in america. >> voter or not, registered as a voter or not and weather they are a natural citizen. >> reporter: they are spending to get people to fill out this census form. at stake? power and money. congressional seats are doled out depending on the amounts. >> this is money for schools and human services and medical services as well as transportation. >> reporter: things got so contentious during the 2000 count, some were sued. the supreme court ruled utah could not count missionaries serving overseas. >> who knows what that would have meant as far as dollars and cents and programs, and to have one more person in the congress working on behalf of utah does make a difference. >> reporter: this time around utah is likely to get that seat. some are expected to gain one big seat. texas could gain as many as four. ten states, most located i
Jan 9, 2010 6:00am EST
soul. it will remain that we take revenge for his death for america and outside america. it is a trust on every person who left everything for the sake of god that he supported. >> you heard him refer to a couple of times, the head of the taliban that was killed last summer in an attack. a drone attack. now, we're going to have a live report from our senior international reporter nic robertson on this. and he is a couple minutes away. >>> well, the young man authorities say tried to blow up a northwest airlines plane on christmas day says he is not guilty. umar farouk abdulmutallab is accused of trying to blow up a plane in detroit. >> the 23-year-old new york jig faces federal charges. more on the suspect's brief court aappearance. >> arriving at federal court, abdulmutallab walked into the courtroom slowly and with apparent difficulty. the alleged christmas day suicide bomber having suffered second and third-degree lap burns after detonating explosives hidden in his underwear. standing borrow the judge, his feet were shackled, his white t-shirt and khaki pants too big for his thin fr
Jan 20, 2010 3:00pm EST
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Jan 28, 2010 9:00pm EST
, when it comes time to cast a vote to create jobs in america, you know, when we have an emergency in this country like flooding or hurricane disasters, we consider a disaster when 15 million american bread winners don't have a job i consider that a disaster, one that has to be responded to by the federal government. let them choose on whose side are they on and trying to get families back to work in america? or taking care of big business? that's going to be an interesting choice. >> democratic senator robert menendez of new jersey, chairman of the democratic senatorial campaigé committee coming out of a very tough loss in massachusetts. but with what you laid out here obviously a plan for how to avoid that in the future. thank you for your time tonight, sir. appreciate it. >> thank you. good to be on with you. >> democrats are the party of debt, right? deficits soar under democratic administrations. enough. right? that's the idea. right? republicans are the fiscally responsible people. democrats are the ones who let spending run away and let the fiscal balance get all out of wha
Jan 29, 2010 7:00am EST
know that we will not here this weekend, there contract of america. as the year goes along, republicans will develop the national themes that their candidate's can use, district by district this fall. host: that is the headline in this morning's "politico," talking about a contract with america to point out. obama is to detail a payroll tax credit this morning, what is he expected to say on that? caller: that is the other piece of his visit, something that he touched on in the state of the union, a $33 billion program if it gets enacted by congress, assuming congress passes it this year, a $5,000 tax credit for every new employee that a business hires. there would be tax benefits the companies that increase wages or hours for existing employees. this is an attempt to encourage companies that might be on the fence to think about hire more workers and do it. the white house says that the benefit would be retroactive to the first of january if approved and it would only apply to hiring that takes place this year. host: we wrote a story yesterday that talks about the retreat and why they ta
Jan 31, 2010 6:45pm EST
that runs the place of america, radio free europe and other international broadcasts run by our government. what i felt was a really engaging introduction to american sketches walter isaacson shares the dr. she has had since his youth in new orleans to become a great writer. he was in a place he was soaking up the atmosphere of tennessee williams and william faulkner but he was also a very good friend of walter percy for many years until walter percy's death. before he went off to be a rhodes scholar the summer before, he was still on his great writer mission and offered a job as a summer intern by "the washington post" and he turned it down. he turned it down to become a stevedore on a derrick barge on the mississippi and the reason this was part of his great writer quest he felt that in doing so he could encounter so many crews of so many colorful characters that he could write a novel would be a serious contender to huckleberry finn. mark twain was the one he was trying to knock down. well, still, it didn't happen. but in his drawer, he says in his desk drawer their lies a manuscript st
Jan 3, 2010 6:00am EST
the crime scene last night after a tip from someone who saw the story on "america's most wanted." marriage is accused of killing four family members, including his own 6-year-old cousin. relatives were relieved when they heard the news of his arrest. >> it means i'll be able to sleep a little better tonight and i won't be patrolling the inside of my house with my shotgun thinking that the monster is right around the corner. i've been in protective mode. and now that he's captured, at least my family, we can even begin the healing process. >> marriage faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. >>> the deadly mudslides in brazil, crews hoping to find survivors yesterday found nothing but bodies. after a huge piece of mountain collapsed on a seaside tourist resort, at least 60 people have died from the slides and torrential flooding on the southern coast of the country. >>> el we'll get the latest on the weather here back in the us. it is awfully cold and it will be stormy when it comes to the snowfall. >> we have the use the words polar, arctic.
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Jan 5, 2010 11:00am EST
be in the pipeline. the simple answer is america cannot and will not win, he writes, the tables have turned and there's no rolling back of the worldwide jihad movement and when this new front of jihad starts in yemen it might become the single most important front of jihad in the world. alaki is linked to the fort hood shooting, the spiritual of to nadal hasan and the site was monitored last year by the u.s. intelligence community. jane: what information did this father provide exactly, specifically, and how was it used or not used by the intelligence community? >> within a month after alaki's writing in october, the father went to nigeria after a phone call from his son in which sources tell sources that abdullah claimed it would be the last conversation. he met with the cia officer and told them his son was missing, he may be in yemen. this was the basis of a state department cable obtained by fox news which reads that the subject may be involved with yemeni-based extremists. abdullah has tostled to lome togethero and dubai, uae. at no time did the father suggest his son might become a suicide bomb
Jan 26, 2010 4:30am EST
in america. a robber in washington state brutally beat a woman at an atm machine for less than a dollar. the suspect used an object resembling a pipe. the multiple blows caused severe lacerations and the suspect stole her wallet which had 15 cents in it. >>> a land slide in san antonio caused officials to evacuate around 100 homes. the shifting soil caused crevices to form in backyards some as large as six feet. some homes have already suffered structure damage from the collapsing earth. residents are being put up in hotel rooms paid for by the housing complex. >>> scientist in california are examining a mars rock believed to come from deep within the planet. nasa's exploration rover "opportunity" discovered the baseball size rock. it is different in composition and character from any other rock they found on the planet and could shed light on the interior of the red planet. >>> the girl scout bakery in kentucky added another item to its roster. the latest creation. thank you berry much. a cranberry cookie with white chocolate fudge chips. >>> here's bill karins with the weather channel
Jan 21, 2010 7:00am EST
growth voting bloc in america. >> i watched you yesterday on some of the hearings on the terrorist attack. you want somebody held accountable. do you think it will happen? >> if it's business as usual in washington, everyone will be responsible, so no one will be held responsible. it's very disappointing. >> senator john mccain, pleasure to see you, sir. >> thank you, harry. >>> how to southern california where another powerful storm is expected this morning. hundreds of people vulnerable to mudslides have already left their homes. but hundreds more have decided to stay put despite evacuation orders. this morning dave is in la canada flintridge just north of los angeles. he has our first look at the weather. good morning, dave. >> reporter: good morning. i want to give you a little bit of an idea of exactly how steep and unstable some of these hillsides are. this is where we are, la canada flintridge, and you can see behind me, above me and around me, items nothing but mud. this steep hillside, though, doesn't tell the whole story, so let's take a second camera shot from the camera i'm ho
Jan 29, 2010 12:00pm EST
. >> the true engines of job creation, here in america, are american business. >> reporter: the president is laying out the details of his proposal to give small businesses a $5,000 tax credit for every new employee they hire this year. companies would also get back the social security taxes they pay when they raise the wages of people who already work for them. the treasury department estimates the program would help 1 million businesses and cost $33 billion. businesses may like the idea but the president faces a tougher sell in congress. part of his mission here in baltimore is trying to convince republicans that this is a good idea for tackling double-digit unemployment. after a plea for bipartisanship in his state of the union address, today the president is sitting down with republicans at their winter meeting. >> make it clear to the president that we have better solutions. that we offered alternatives to get the economy moving again. >> reporter: republicans say they expect president obama to do more listening than talking. but in today's highly charged political climate in washing
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